2018/19 Portfolio Project Peer Mentors

The application deadline for 2018/19 Portfolio Project Peer Mentors is Friday, May 18.

Are you a WordPress savvy Capilano student who enjoys working with your peers? Do you have strong communication and writing skills? Our peer mentors help fellow students with the art of crafting their ePortfolios throughout the Fall and Spring terms.

For more information, go to the University’s Centre Development Centre On-campus Job Boards for a complete job description and application details.

2018 AAEEBL Annual Meeting / July 23-26

We are thrilled to be hosting the 2018 AAEEBL Annual Meeting here at Capilano University from July 23-26. The 2018 conference will on “Building Bridges with ePortfolios”.

We look forward to sessions that encourage attendees to explore the ways ePortfolios bridge our learning from one context to another:

  • Linking K-12 education to post-secondary education
  • Connecting post-secondary education to the workplace
  • Uniting faculty instruction with faculty research
  • Joining co-curricular activities to curricular activities
  • Relating classroom assessment to institutional assessment
  • Coupling faculty development with faculty practices
  • Spanning across high impact practices

Look for further updates on the conference in the coming months!

Peer Mentors on Deck

Portfolio Project Peer Mentors (Fall 2017)

The Fall term is now in full swing. Line ups at Good Earth. A busy Library courtyard on these sunny crisp autumn days. And increasing traffic in the Writing Centre (Fir 402).

This term, there new faces in the Writing Centre. The Writing Centre instructors and peer mentors have been joined by the Portfolio Project Peer Mentors. The mentors are there to assist students and faculty alike with building out digital portfolios. This year, we have a growing mix of course- and program-based ePortfolio initiatives with participation from faculty and students in North Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast.

Drop-In Hours

Monday 11 am – 2 pm
Tuesday 11 am – 2 pm
Wednesday 11 am – 2 pm
Thursday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Friday 11 am – 2 pm



Portfolios in Action / Cap U’s Learning and Teaching Symposium

This week over at Capilano University, we are wrapping up our Learning and Teaching Symposium, which began on May 8 with a keynote presentation from Dr. Linda Shadiow,  author of What Our Stories Teach Us, on “Using Sightlines to Strengthen to the Learning Environment”.  Her keynote presentation in combination an afternoon workshop encouraged us as educators to reflect on how our stories as learners in our respective disciplines in turn informs who we are as educators.

This invitation to explore the role of reflection and metacognition in learning was returned to this morning in a series of three linked presentations that I had the pleasure of hosting with my colleagues from the Spring 2017 ePortfolio Development Community.

The opening session – What We Talk About When We Talk About Portfolios – opened with an overview of past portfolio initiatives at the university before moving onto a summary of what was been taking place on campus this past academic, including the English 100 Portfolio Pilot and Liberal Studies Portfolio Project.  In particular, this session pivoted on the ideas shared by Cyri Jones (Business), Maureen Bracewell (Anthropology and Women’s and Gender Studies), and Alison Hale (Education and Employment Access) who were invited to reflect on the promise of ePortfolios for students, faculties, and the university as a whole.

Our second session – Folio Thinking / Rethinking Teaching (.pdf) – focused on the process adopted by the Development Community in the redesign process with examples provided by Sheila Ross and Vicky Ross (ENGL 100), Jules Smith (HCA 102), Maureen Bracewell (WGST 222), and Sandra Seekins (AHIS 430).

The final presentation – Portfolios in Action (.pdf) – was my favourite of the three sessions. Here we were joined by four students who shared their portfolios with us and provided the room with insights into what they value about course- and program-based invitations to develop professional personal websites.  Megan Amato (Liberal Studies), Faith Dawa (Early Childhood Care and Education), Livleen Pannu (Business) and Radovan Marek (Communications) were poised, thoughtful, and inspiring.

Thank you for spending the morning with us.